Looking for a little honeymoon inspiration? Seeking something a little different from the norm? If your special day is looming on the horizon and you are still not sure where to go for your first ever marital adventure, worry not. The team at whatsmyalternative.com have picked out the best of a variety of alternative, eco-friendly and organic worldwide options available to help you create a honeymoon to remember. Our recommendations are all suitable for the discerning traveler – making them an unmissable read for all brides and grooms to-be!
1. Croatia, Adriatic Sea – Macrocruise
If you enjoy being on water and would like to try a honeymoon with a unique twist, http://www.macrocruise.com offer a number of yacht cruises of the Croatian region and coasts, suitable for all tastes. If you and your love are vegetarian and would like to be treated to some wonderful culinary veggie treats, try their VeggieCruise. If pampering is more your thing, the Therapy Sailing programme allows you to take a yoga or painting instructor, a health practitioner or an alternative therapist on your journey of relaxation and discovery. Certainly a honeymoon with a difference!
2. Greece – Levendis Estate on the Greek island of Ithaca – http://www.levendisestate.com/
If you are seeking a picture perfect romantic honeymoon, a combination of scenic beauty, wellness, slow travel and slow food are what makes this resort special. Organic foods, fresh produce from the gardens, preserves and pantry items, and a health care produce range offer you the very best in Greek luxury living. If you are a keen chef or cook, learn tips from their onsite chef who will share her recipes during cooking classes, her creative talents culminate in a tantalizing menu. If you feel like a little exercise, yoga and pilates are also offer in addition to a fitness trail. Oh, and the views from the pool look pretty amazing too.
3. Italy – Castello de Lispida
If you enjoy the Italian way of life, being out in the great outdoors, good wines and foods coupled with a good measure of historical interest and have an appreciation for traditional furnishings, Castello de Lispida in Italy could be the perfect honeymoon destination for you. A luxury manor set in the heart of the Euganean Hills Natural Park, guests have access to vineyards, can pick their own fruit and vegetables and enjoy views of the magnificent surroundings of the farm of Lispida which covers more than 90 hectares, has a thermal lake with hot springs which produces mud useful for its therapeutic and relaxing properties. If you are looking for indulgence, there are several Thermal Centres where you can book every kind of massage and treatment, and we are loving the world famous mud therapy. In the surroundings you can also find a lot of hot thermal water swimming pools. Perfect for romance and relaxation, in true laid-back Italian style.
4. Thailand – Thanyamundra
If you are looking for luxury in a breathtaking paradise location, try Thanyamundra, perched upon the fringes of Thailand’s most ancient rainforest. A nine-suite residence offers a private and tranquil sanctuary for your honeymoon, located the rolling terraces of an organic farm where pure produce is lovingly coaxed from rich soil, amidst the mist-shrouded mountains and imposing karsts of Khao Sok National Park, Suratthani Province. Thanyamundra offers warm and professional service, gourmet organic cuisine, a chance for exploration, and rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul. whatsmyalternative.com loves their Superior Suites.
5. Belize, Placencia, Coast – The Green Parrot Beach Houses
If cosy Caribbean on-the-beach tranquility appeals to you, consider Green Parrot Beach houses, located on a white sandy beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Belize is home to beautiful tropical landscapes, and a reef that you must see to truly appreciate. The second longest barrier reef in the world off shore makes for world-class snorkelling, fishing and scuba diving adventures. The resort is also just 30 minutes from the Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary where 10,000 acres of rain forest offers enticing romantic walking trails, a skinny dip under a waterfall and is also home to the only Jaguar preserve in the world. Oneoffplaces can make all the arrangements for you, to make your honeymoon truly one to remember.